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Art Quilts, Antique Quilt Repair, Costumes, Lectures and Workshops

by Ann Wasserman



Lectures and Workshops:

The Moon Rises Full

Announcing the Next Workshop!

January 28 - February 25, 2023

Preserving Our Quilt Legacy
Virtual Workshop

Restoration and

Full Workshop
Five Saturdays
3.25 hours per day

Alá Carte Options
also available.

Videos, supply samples, recorded sessions.

pine tree before

pine tree after

You can meet me on the
Just Wanna Quilt podcast!


Workshop Description

Video Introduction



Ann Wasserman

Preserving Our Quilt Legacy
by Ann Wasserman

Preserving Our Quilt Legacy:
Giving Antique Quilts the Special Care They Deserve.

Paperback book.

Full description and ordering information

Press kit


Quilt restoration, conservation, and preservation.

Techniques, supplies.

Fully illustrated.


I have been sewing most of my life, and have been self-employed as a seamstress since 1980. I restore and conserve antique quilts and vintage clothing, costume for theater and dance, and design and create fiber art.

My background in anthropology leads me to enjoy both the social history of quilts and quiltmaking as well as the creative process of expression in my own work. A major part of my quilt work is repairing and conserving antique quilts. I have published a book describing over 30 years of learning and experience in this field. I also repair vintage clothing for RareJule Vintage.

I have lectured on quilt history and design at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Textile Arts Centre, and the Field Museum in Chicago, and many quilt guilds and historical societies. I have taught through quilt shops and adult education programs.

I accept corporate and private commissions for my quilted fiber art. My quilts have been shown and published throughout the U.S. and in Japan, and have received awards the from the Barrington Area Arts Council in IL and the Sacred Threads show in Reynoldsburg, OH. Publications include "Patchwork Quilt Senka" in Japan and "Connecting Stitches: Quilts in Illinois Life".

I also have experience in theater costuming. I was a company co-founder and head costumer of Thin Ice Ensemble Theater, a youth theater program. I have also worked with dance costuming at Dance Center Evanston and the Evanston Dance Ensemble.



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